Mayo’s La Crosse hospital provided more charity care than Gundersen’s in 2019. Overall, the amount of uncompensated care provided by Wisconsin hospitals rose significantly last year.
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Gundersen charges an average of $251 for every $100 of its costs, while Mayo charges $215, according to a new study. Both figures come before the latest round of prices increases at the two hospitals.
Rep. Steve Doyle on suing people for medical debt: “Yes Gundersen is a large entity, but if a person doesn’t pay, somebody else is going to pay instead.”
The majority of personal bankruptcy case filed by La Crosse County residents in recent months featured medical debt.
Gundersen and Mayo received millions in federal help in July.
Mayo garnished $74,200 in wages from its own workers in La Crosse and Vernon counties in the last two years.
Mayor Tim Kabat has called on Gundersen to forgive medical debt.
On the latest Trev Talks, we talk about how union workers are fighting back against medical debt.